Sri Lanka traffic police is enforcing the road laws of Sri Lanka to help its citizens and the visiting foreigners. They used to go on foot, bicycles, motorcycles, specially marked cars, jeeps and on mounted horses. With this high number of vehicles on the road they used to work tireless to make the traffic flow smoothly all over the island.
In the year 2018 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provided 11 land cruiser, 10 Yamaha XT 250cc trail motorbikes and 10 numbers of Yamaha FJR 1300cc motorbikes to the Sri Lanka Police Department to enhance their service to the general public.
For the safety and assistance to visiting tourists Sri Lanka Government decided to strength of their Tourist Police Force with latest communication and transport faculty to check around the destinations like Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Arugam Bay,. Hikkaduwa and other tourists top destinations. Law and Order Ministry officials of the Sri Lanka government had provided 18 new motor bikes and four all-terrain vehicles to the tourist police recently.
Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is enjoying as the leading foreign exchange earner with an increasing number of tourists. China tourists are Sri Lanka’s second largest market with 249,000 Chinese tourists arrivals so far in 2018.
As a motorcycle rider you too must obey the road rules to avoid being charged by them for any traffic violations. On the traffic motorcycle section they have the skill to ride on their latest 600CC powered machines and to chase and catch any traffic law offenders anywhere in the island.
They respect the foreign tourists who are riding motorcycle on the Sri Lankan roads. But the traffic police require them to follow the law of the country. Most of the tourists like to ride their motorbikes as a group on the middle of the road but the traffic police used to advise them to ride one behind one without obstructing the other vehicles to make the traffic movement free on the roads.
From this year onwards Sri Lanka Police is going to be tough with some type of Traffic violators.
The first one will be drunk driving. (This may result in revoke of the person's driving license.)
Driving without valid driving license or with expired driving license is a violation. (These will carry a heavy fine and will be doubled for repeated violation.)
Police will be tough on motorcycle riders who are ridding without Helmets.
Those motorcycle riders who are riding motorbikes with special exhaust sounds too will be prosecuted.
Police Force Contact numbers: police.lk
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